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If They’ve Served Their Time, They Should Get to Vote!

    Hi, Democrats!  (As always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from this list.)

    Well, I have recovered from the disappointment of registering so many Republicans on Monday.  Yesterday was better.  With the help of Michael Goldfarb, Penny Cukier, Laurie Stark, Robin Adell, and Lauren Tate, we were able to collect 6 voter registration forms, 4 requests to vote-by-mail, and 72 medicaid expansion petitions.  And besides, as many people have told me, just because someone registers as a Republican doesn’t mean that they are going to vote Republican!

    The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) had a meeting last night to discuss the latest actions being taken to combat the financial, legal, and bureaucratic hurdles put in place by the law signed by DeSantis after passage of Amendment 4.  It was obvious that former felons are more determined than ever to get back their right to vote (and thereby have a say in many matters that will affect them.)  One of the ways that FRRC is trying to help is by assisting returning citizens in paying any fines or fees they owe, so that they can complete their sentence and register to vote.  They are collecting contributions.  If you would like to help, just click on the following link:  https://floridarrc.com/  Other actions that are being taken to make sure that former felons get back the right to vote without undue delay include a plan in Miami-Dade to establish a fast track allowing judges to set aside financial penalties that would otherwise keep returning citizens from registering to vote, and a new initiative by People Over Profits (the organization led by Sean Shaw, the 2018 Democratic candidate for attorney general) to assist people in navigating the process with information and free legal assistance at ThePeopleOverProfits.org or 727-900-6678.

    We will be at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, August 19th and 21st, from 10 AM until 2 PM.   We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions.  As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain. I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy.  We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  You can come from 10 to 12 or from 12 to 2.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    If you have not yet volunteered, especially all Plantation residents who have completed voter registration training, it’s time for you to get involved!  Hope to see you out there.

    Alan

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You Can’t Leave Me Out There All By Myself!

    Good evening, everybody!

    Today was one of the worst days I have ever had in many years of voter registration.  Not because we weren’t able to register many voters.  We actually collected 8 voter registration forms.  It was because of the 8, only 3 registered as Democrats and 5 registered as Republicans!  I have never before had a day with numbers like that.  It’s usually the other way, with most people registering as Democrats.  One of the new voters had completed serving all the terms of his felony sentence, and even he registered as a Republican!  I’m telling myself that this was just a fluke and that it won’t happen again.  In any event, we can’t take anything for granted and have to re-double our efforts to make sure that Florida turns blue in 2020.

    I do want to thank Michael Goldfarb, Beth Feldman, Laurie Stark. and Norman Levy for coming out to help collect the 8 voter registration forms, 4 vote-by-mail requests, and 44 medicaid expansion petitions!

    If you have not yet volunteered, especially all Plantation residents who have completed the voter registration training, I definitely need your help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM at the West Regional Courthouse.  We have a canopy to protect us from the sun and the rain, but I cannot set it up at 10 or take it down at 2 by myself.  So if you can join me for either the 10 to 12 Noon shift or the 12 noon to 2 shift, it will make it possible to continue registering voters.

    I will be at the West Regional Courthouse on Wednesday, August 14th and then again on Monday and Wednesday, August 19th and 21st.  Please let me know when I can count on your help.  We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    It’s time for you to get involved!

    Alan

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Let Me Tell You About 2 Different Worlds (and When I’ll Be at the Courthouse Again)


    Good evening, friends!

    Let me tell you about two very different worlds.  First, there is the world where 20 candidates seeking to be the nominee of the Democratic Party, take part in a debate and manage (even with the unnecessary attacks on each other) to discuss some of the most important issues facing our country, including climate change, immigration, health care, the coming effect of AI and automation on job losses, education, and student debt.  Many of their proposals and suggestions were well thought out and worthy of consideration.  On the whole, it made me proud to be a Democrat!

    Then, there is the world where Donald Trump appears to be proud that he is acting like a racist, attacking American cities and telling American elected officials to go back to where they came from.  And, if you think that this is the worst that the President can be, then you have not read the following New York Times article, which points out that “This president is inhuman.  Something is missing.  In his boundless self-absorption, he is capable of anything.”    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/trump-nadia-murad-meeting.html   Read this, and you will see that Trump has no soul!

    We continue to do our part in attempting to register as many Democratic voters as possible.  At the West Regional Courthouse this week, I was joined by an incredible team of volunteers, including Michael Goldfarb, Laurie Stark, Penny Cukier, Carol Park, Debra Longberg, Lonnie Supnick, Marsha Eisenberg, Norman Levy, Lauren Tate, and Al Rodriguez, and the numbers reflect their assistance.  We registered 18 voters, including 1 Republican, 5 No Party Affiliations, and 12 Democrats!  We also collected 6 vote-by-mail requests and 132 medicaid expansion petitions!

    John Ziegler and his team of volunteers will be back at the West Regional Library on Saturday, August 3rd, and Saturday, August 10th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  If you would like to help do voter registration on Saturday during one of those shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

     I WILL NOT BE AT THE COURTHOUSE NEXT WEEK (Please contact Area Leader Cheryl Levin 954-980-2334 or cjlevin@bellsouth.net if you would like to help with voter registration next week), but I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, 12th and 14th, from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions. As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain. I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy. We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    Just about 16 months until we vote Trump out!

    Alan

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Voter Registration is at the Top of Terri Rizzo’s List


    Hi, everybody!

    I attended Barbara Effman’s West Broward Democratic Club meeting last night.  Terri Rizzo, the dynamic Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party shared her vision for the upcoming election and the future of the Democratic Party in Florida.  Terri spelled out the plans for the actions the Party is taking to make sure that Florida turns solidly blue in 2020, and at the top of her list was voter registration.  The fact is that if we can register enough Democrats (AND GET THEM TO VOTE), and if we compete everywhere in the State, Democratic candidates will be successful up and down the ticket.  And as we all know, Trump cannot be re-elected without winning Florida!

    Our County is crucial to this effort.  Just this week at the West Regional Courthouse, we registered 13 voters, and collected 6 requests to vote by mail and 100 medicaid expansion petitions.  Many thanks to Michael Goldfarb, Debra Longberg, Norman Levy, Carol Park, Lonnie Supnick, Marsha Eisenberg, and Laurie Stark for their enthusiastic assistance!

    How about joining us in this effort?

    John Ziegler and his team of volunteers will be back at the West Regional Library on Saturday, July 27th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  If you would like to help do voter registration on Saturday during one of those shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

     I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, July 29th and 31st from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions. As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain. I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy. We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    It’s time for you to get involved!

    Alan

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You’ve Got to Read the Resolution!


    Good afternoon, friends!

    The New York Times points out that it is virtually unheard-of for Congress to rebuke a sitting President.  The last time it happened was more than 100 years ago.  But after Trump insulted four Congresswomen of color by suggesting that they should “go back” to their countries, the House yesterday considered a resolution to condemn those remarks as racist.  One of my favorite congressmen, Representative John Lewis, rose to say: “I know racism when I see it, I know racism when I feel it, and at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism.”

    But it was the proposed resolution itself, co-authored by Representative Tom Malinowski, that has some of the most eloquent and inspiring language that every American should read, including the following words:  “the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families;” and “the Declaration of Independence defined America as a covenant based on equality, the unalienable Rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and government by the consent of the people;”  I’ve included the complete resolution at the end of this message.  You should read it.  It ended up passing in the House of Representatives by a vote of 240 to 187.

    It has been a great week at the West Regional Courthouse.  Along with the help of Michael Goldfarb, Jonathan Potts, Norman Levy, Lonnie Supnick, Marsha Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, Al Rodriguez, and Robin Adell, we registered 19 people (1 Republican, 2 No Party Affiliations, and 16 Democrats!)  We also collected 4 requests to vote-by-mail, and 121 medicaid expansion petitions.

    We are getting it done!  If you would like to help, here’s what you can do:

    John Ziegler and his team of volunteers will be back at the West Regional Library on Saturday, July 20th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  If you would like to help do voter registration on Saturday during one of those shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

     I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, July 22nd and 24th from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions. As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain. I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy. We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    Hope to see you next week!

    Alan


        RESOLUTION       Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress.

    Whereas the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families;

    Whereas the Declaration of Independence defined America as a covenant based on equality, the unalienable Rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and government by the consent of the people;

    Whereas Benjamin Franklin said at the Constitutional convention, “When foreigners after looking about for some other Country in which they can obtain more happiness, give a preference to ours, it is a proof of attachment which ought to excite our confidence and affection”;

   Whereas President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”;

    Whereas immigration of people from all over the Earth has defined every stage of American history and propelled our social, economic, political, scientific, cultural, artistic, and technological progress as a people, and all Americans, except for the descendants of Native people and enslaved African Americans, are immigrants or descendants of immigrants;

    Whereas the commitment to immigration and asylum has been not a partisan cause but a powerful national value that has infused the work of many Presidents;

    Whereas American patriotism is defined not by race or ethnicity but by devotion to the Constitutional ideals of equality, liberty, inclusion, and democracy and by service to our communities and struggle for the common good;

    Whereas President John F. Kennedy, whose family came to the United States from Ireland, stated in his 1958 book “A Nation of Immigrants” that “The contribution of immigrants can be seen in every aspect of our national life. We see it in religion, in politics, in business, in the arts, in education, even in athletics and entertainment. There is no part of our nation that has not been touched by our immigrant background. Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.”;

    Whereas President Ronald Reagan in his last speech as President conveyed “An observation about a country which I love”;

    Whereas as President Reagan observed, the torch of Lady Liberty symbolizes our freedom and represents our heritage, the compact with our parents, our grandparents, and our ancestors, and it is the Statue of Liberty and its values that give us our great and special place in the world;

    Whereas other countries may seek to compete with us, but in one vital area, as “a beacon of freedom and opportunity that draws the people of the world, no country on Earth comes close”;

   Whereas it is the great life force of “each generation of new Americans that guarantees that America’s triumph shall continue unsurpassed” through the 21st century and beyond and is part of the “magical, intoxicating power of America”;

    Whereas this is “one of the most important sources of America’s greatness: we lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people — our strength — from every country and every corner of the world, and by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation”;

    Whereas “thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we’re a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, and always on the cutting edge”, always leading the world to the next frontier;

    Whereas this openness is vital to our future as a Nation, and “if we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost”; and

    Whereas President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

    1) believes that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations;

    (2) is committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum from violence and oppression, and those who are willing to work hard to live the American Dream, no matter their race, ethnicity, faith, or country of origin; and

    (3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.


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He Continues to Think He is Above the Law

   Hi, everybody!

    After the Trump Administration announced that it wanted to place a question about citizenship on the 2020 census and insisted that the question was being included to protect the voting rights of minorities, the Supreme Court rejected that justification as contrived.  Despite the Supreme Court ruling, Trump now hints that he will place the question on the census by executive order.  The very idea that this President thinks he can ignore a Supreme Court decision is another example of how unfit he is for the office he holds.  The courts will say otherwise.  There are injunctions already in place barring the inclusion of the citizenship question, and the administration would have to ask the courts to lift those injunctions before any question could be added.  It would be highly unlikely for a court to accept a new reason for including the citizenship question in the face of those injunctions and the Supreme Court’s ruling.

    This has been another productive week at the West Regional Courthouse.  In just two days, we collected 8 voter registration forms (7 Democrats and 1 Republican!) and 101 medicaid expansion petitions!  Many thanks to Michael Goldfarb, Jonathan Potts, Laurie Stark, Marsha Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, and Robin Adell for showing up and volunteering!

    Here’s a few of the events and activities you can help out with during the next week or so:

    1.  John Ziegler’s volunteers will be back at the West Regional Library on Saturday, July 13th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  If you would like to help do voter registration on Saturday during one of those shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

    2.  Saturday will also be a Day of Action at the Broward Democratic Party Office, 8320 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 203, starting at 10:45 AM.  This event is sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Cohort of Organizing Corps 2020 and will feature as guest speaker Coral Springs City Commissioner Joshua Simmons.  You cam learn more about this event and RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-day-of-action-with-organizing-corps-2020-tickets-65052982221?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

    3.  I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, July 15th and 17th from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions. As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain. I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy. We will also have our table and chairs (and a little fan!) to make our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  Please let me know when you can join me, and be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.

    Hope to see you next week!

    Alan

 


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Legislative Wrap Up by Representative Doti Joseph in Creole

The Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill and The Haitian American Democratic Club invite you to a Legislative Wrap Up by Representative Dote Joseph

Delta Education and Life Development Center 2250 NW 21st St, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33310

6:00PM – 7:30PM

Please join us for a Legislative Wrap Up by Representative Doti Joseph in Creole. There will be interpreters: Creole to English and English to Creole

Even Jeff Daniels Knows You Can’t Just Sit There and Do Nothing!

  	I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July!    	Independence Day is the perfect time to tell you what Jeff Daniels said in a recent interview.  Jeff is the actor who is currently starring in  the role of Atticus Finch, the iconic attorney in the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.  In a recent interview with Newsweek,  Jeff pointed out that people have to know what they believe and do something about it.  Here's what he said:    	"You have to have an opinion.  You can't just say, well I want my taxes lowered and be OK with racism, sexism, bigotry and the lack of  civility and decency that is now the norm in this country.  You have to decide as a voter -- every voter -- whether that's okay or not........  I know what you can't do.  You can't sit there on your phone or watch television and not do anything.  Change it.  Make it better.  Whatever  that is, I know what it isn't:  It isn't doing nothing and pretending the problems aren't there."    	How about you?  Are you ready to take some actions that will change it and make it better?  Lonnie Supnick, Michael Goldfarb, Laurie  Stark, Jonathan Potts, Norman Levy, Marsha Eisenberg, and David Allen are more than ready.  They came out on Monday and helped to register  6 voters (5 Democrats and 1 Republican!), and collect 4 vote-by-mail requests, and 76 medicaid expansion petitions!    	John Ziegler's teams will be back at the West Regional Library tomorrow.  They are there from 10 AM to 6 PM in four 2-hour shifts.  If you would like to volunteer for one of these shifts, please contact John Ziegler at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.    	I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, July 8th and 10th, from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be  registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions.  As always, we will have our canopy to protect us from  the sun and/or rain.  I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy.  We will also have our table and chairs to make our  outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  If you can join me, be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.  Let me know when you can come.    	Alan     

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The ACLU Fights for Us Once Again!

  	Good afternoon, everybody!    	They were there when Trump passed the first Muslim ban, and sent lawyers to airports to fight it.  They were there when children were taken away  from their parents at the border, and got a Court to help unify families.  And they were there again on Friday, a day that Andrew Gillum refers to as one  of the darkest days in Florida history.  I'm talking about the ACLU of Florida.  On Friday, Governor DeSantis signed into law the bill that restricts the  restoration of voting rights to Floridians with prior felony convictions to those who can afford to pay every penny of their fines fees, and restitution,  and bars those who cannot from voting.  As soon as he signed that bill, the ACLU of Florida, along with the Brennan Center for Justice and the NACCP  Legal Defense and Educational Fund, filed a federal lawsuit challenging that state law.  I am including the statement from the ACLU of Florida at the  end of this message.  If you are not yet a member of the ACLU, you should join immediately.  Go to www.ACLUFL.org and join today!    	The U.S. Supreme Court in its final week of this term, by a 5 to 4 vote, ruled that state legislatures can continue to gerrymander and create  districts that are are drawn for the express purpose of giving an advantage to one party or the other, no matter how the citizens of that state vote.  This ruling will allow Republican legislatures (and Democratic, if they choose to do so) to continue to draw outrageously shaped districts to make sure  that they can choose their representatives, rather than the voters.  ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!    	if you are as disturbed by these developments as I am, then it us time for you to get involved.  We must register every single eligible voter in  Florida and then get them to vote!    	I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse tomorrow from 10 until 2, and then again on Monday and Wednesday, July 8th and 10th, from  10 AM until 2 PM.  We will be registering voters, allowing voters to sign up to vote by mail, and collecting petitions.  Let me know when you can come.    	Happy 4th of July to all of you!    	Alan    	And here's the statement from the ACLU of Florida:    

    “The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, the ACLU, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the state law that Governor DeSantis just signed that creates hurdles to voting and undermines Floridians’ overwhelming support for Amendment 4.

    This law will restrict the restoration of voting rights based on who can afford to pay and therefore introduces a new barrier to vote for returning citizens that is in direct contrast with the will of the over 5 million Floridians who voted in favor of Amendment 4 last November.

    Amendment 4 passed because it is fair and long overdue to correct an unjust and discriminatory law that made it impossible for more than 1.4 million Floridians to reclaim their place in the democratic process and have their right to vote restored.

    The law that the Governor just signed will mean that Floridians who are impoverished, and not able to pay every penny of their court fines, fees and restitution will not have their voting rights restored. So, the humiliating and unfair treatment of Florida citizens will continue without the relief promised by Amendment 4 – the promise that we believe in second chances and that voting is a right, not a privilege only granted to those with wealth.

    By standing with us and supporting our work to pass Amendment 4, you have already made the situation better for many of Florida’s returning citizens, restoring the right to vote for all those who have paid their fees, fines and restitution. But we will not stop fighting until the full and unrestricted promise of Amendment 4 is a reality for all Floridians. 

    Please consider continuing your support of this effort with a contribution to the ACLU of Florida. You can make a gift immediately at the donate page on our website at www.ACLUFL.org….

    Thank you for your partnership,”

 Micah W. Kubic, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

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There are All Sorts of Events During the Next Few Days!

  	Hi, everybody!    	Are you going to watch the debates tonight and tomorrow?  I know I am!  And I have a feeling that I'll come away from the debates  feeling pretty proud about the quality of our candidates, compared to the embarrassing child in the White House.  The start of these debates  is motivating many people in Florida to ask how they can get involved to help turn Florida blue in 2020.  Below I'll tell you about some of the  events in our area and how you can get involved as well.     	We must register as many new Democrats as we can during the next year.  Andrew Gillum has set a goal of registering one million new  voters in Florida.  We continue to do our part in West Broward.  With the help of Michael Goldfarb, Jonathan Potts, Laurie Stark, Marsha  Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, and Lonnie Supnick, we collected 10 voter registration forms (9 Dems and 1 Rep!) and 95 medicaid expansion  petitions at the West Regional Courthouse this week!     	Here are some of the events and voter registration and petition collection activities going on this week.    	1.  There are watch parties tonight and tomorrow night in Broward County and in Miami, including one hosted by Andrew Gillum.  Check out  the times and locations of some of these at the Broward Democratic Party website:  http://browarddemocrats.org/.    	2.  John Ziegler needs your help on Saturday at the West Regional Library.  John's teams are there from 10 AM to 6 PM in four 2-hour shifts.  If you would like to volunteer for one of these shifts, please contact John Ziegler at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.    	3.  Also on Saturday, June 29th, there will be  an Area 5 Meet and Greet for precinct committee people who live in Plantation, Sunrise,  Lauderdale Lakes, and Lauderhiil, at the Lauderhill Towne Center Library, 6399 W. Oakland Park Blvd., in Lauderhill from 3 to 5 PM.  If you would  like to bring something to share, please call Ellen Moltz at 954-548-9411 and let her know what you are bringing.    	4.  Also on Saturday evening, June 29th, from 6 to 8 PM at Flamingo Park, 12855 NW 8th St., in Sunrise, Bring It Home Florida is sponsoring  The Longest Table, a free community engagement dinner to build new relationships and discuss how to get involved and stay engaged in the  political process.  If you want to attend or volunteer, contact Jelani Harvey, President of the Greater Sunrise Democratic Club at  jelaniharvey904@gmail.com.  Bring your family and friends for a free event with great food and conversation.  But be sure to sign up soon.  There are a limited number of seats left:  https://www.facebook.com/events/716418132110549/    	5.  I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday July 1st, from 10 AM until 2 PM. As always, we will have our canopy to protect  us from the sun and/or rain.  I do need help at 10 and at 2 to set up and then take down the canopy.  We will also have our table and chairs to make  our outdoor office as comfortable as possible.  If you can join me, be sure to bring a cap and a bottle of water.  I will have all the forms we will need.  Please let me know of you can join me.  (PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE AT THE COURTHOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD.)    	6.  Also on Monday, July 1st, there will be a Voter Registration and Petition Training session at the Broward Democratic Party office, 8320  W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 203, in Plantation at 7 PM.  Sign up at http://browarddemocrats.org/trainings/	    	Hope you can join us at one of or at all of these events.  	  	Alan  

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